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by tofro
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL USER type-in programs
Replies: 24
Views: 917

Re: QL USER type-in programs

Oops, sorry Tobias, your reply must have appeared while I was typing mine :oops: Well, last time I looked I didn't yet have exclusive rights to answer here, so no need to apologize ;) In fact, your answer mentions the Technical Guide and the second screen - which mine didn't. I think it's always be...
by tofro
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL USER type-in programs
Replies: 24
Views: 917

Re: QL USER type-in programs

I am currently debugging Stellaris - was published in in QL User June 1987 I have OCR-ed it and now I am correcting the mistakes - and also trying to correct some bugs in the original code. The first and most important problem I have encountered is the procedure: DEFine PROCedure ka(a): POKE 98403,...
by tofro
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PS/2 Keyboard Musings
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: PS/2 Keyboard Musings

There is no way to get a working keyboard when you decide to ignore the PS/2 key release codes - you won't get the modifier keys (CTRL, ALT, SHIFT) working properly, and a held down key will either auto-repeat forever or not at all.
by tofro
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL USER type-in programs
Replies: 24
Views: 917

Re: QL USER type-in programs

I have been looking at some of the older QL World magazine listings, it looks to me, that they do not seem to understand the Superbasic language. For example, use of NEXT instead of END FOR, the EXIT statement , they usual use GO TO to exit a REPeat loop. Could some of this listing have started off...
by tofro
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Target for major new QL hardware
Replies: 46
Views: 3445

Re: Target for major new QL hardware

The hardest thing here is trying to find those keyboard tail connectors - those particular sizes seem the hardest to source... TME in Poland have them. https://www.tme.eu/en/katalog/connectors-ffc-fpc-2-54mm_112938/?visible_params=412%2C2%2C6%2C135%2C419%2C413%2C11%2C1247%2C22%2C32%2C425%2C2555&...
by tofro
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched
Replies: 34
Views: 2312

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

vanpeebles wrote:Are we getting chips too? :lol:


Nah. Potatoes have been cancelled.
by tofro
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: British BBQL+
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: British BBQL+

RalfR wrote:Hmm, is it a fast or slow external memory?


See last page of the manual Alain has provided.
by tofro
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Target for major new QL hardware
Replies: 46
Views: 3445

Re: Target for major new QL hardware

Peter wrote:Back on topic: Currently a QL mainboard replacement leads the poll. That surprises me, as it involves opening the QL, removing the Original mainboard, tinkering with internal cables etc.



That poll looks to me rather like "everyone wants everything" ;)
by tofro
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hey, y'all.
Replies: 12
Views: 1345

Re: Hey, y'all.

Well, there's reasons why you would want to run QXL on a multi-tasking OS. (Like <ALT>-tabbing between SMSQ/E and the PC's native OS. It's just nice to be able to file-transfer over a working Ethernet in the background while working with SMSQ/E in the foreground). It is, however, a bad idea to do th...
by tofro
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Q-emuLator 2.0 for macOS
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: Q-emuLator 2.0 for macOS

Well, there's been a bit of development in the ARM world during the last 30 years.... ;)

Just like Windows 10 applications wouldn't work on a 1990 DOS PC